Book Review: Jagger – Olivia Hawthorne

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We’re two different people.

He’s my cocky, arrogant, rock star stepbrother, Jagger. He betrayed my trust years ago and I haven’t been able to forgive him ever since.

I’m in college and the good girl in every sense of the word. Perfect GPA, perfect group of friends, and worlds apart from my Internet famous stepbrother who’s famously known for breaking hearts and leaving throngs of screaming fans in his wake.

So how can I tell my body to stop going crazy every time we’re together?

And when you’re sharing a room with the hottest man you know in the most romantic city in the world, how can you possibly say no?

She’s almost unbearable and completely off limits.

Jessa, aka JJ. My stepsister.
She’s perfect, focused, snide and hates me.
And she’s completely irresistible.

She haunts my thoughts, my dreams.
And she’s the reason I do what I do.
I’m a bad boy to forget about her.

The only problem is, it isn’t working.

***Originally published as a three part series, this edition includes a 6200 word BONUS chapter.

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Oi, the angst, the drama, the high emotions, the sexual tension… all the reasons I love stepbrother romances so much!

Jessa and Jagger have been stepsiblings for a long time and even developed a strong friendship through the years. That all happened on the night of Jessa’s sixteenth birthday party and their friendship turned to hate. They’ve spent the years since avoiding each other but when Jessa and Jagger have to chaperone their little sister on a birthday trip to Paris, they are forced together and forced to confront their feelings for each other.

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At first I had a problem connecting to Jessa, who felt a little overly dramatic and a bit like a spoiled child. Her reasoning didn’t always make sense to me but as she let go of her anger she became a really enjoyable character. Jagger was amazing in his bad boy turned mushy puppy and some of the thing that came out of his mouth left me weak at the knees (I do so love a direct man with a filthy mouth).

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During the last half of the book there was something that had me feeling a little iffy but as I continued reading I gained respect for the author in how she handled it. I also really loved the journey the two characters took, and I appreciated that the author didn’t take the easy way out in any situation.

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I love messy characters. I love when characters are flawed and make horrible decisions. Overall this was a fast-paced book that covers a long journey with lots of twists and turns. If you’re stepbrother romance fan, I’d recommend this one.

(ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

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Olivia Hawthorne loves short, hot, intense reads…so she decided to start writing them! She lives in the heart of Texas with her family.

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